The Alma Foundation works in many communities and with various academic levels (pre-school, primary, and secondary) within the region of Cusco. In all of these communities, the children we work with live in situations of extreme economic poverty. Through our projects, we have worked with students who grow into young men and women with the ability to continue studying at the superior level. Unfortunately, many cannot afford financially to do so.
Therefore, the Alma Alumni project aims to help stand-out young men and women who have passed through our projects to study in a university or technical institute by offering economic assistance in the form of housing and monthly tuition fee payments (their parents cover all other costs).
We recognize that for the success of our Alumni, we must not only focus on their academic needs but also on their personal needs in order to assure that the project participants are comfortable and safe in the city. Consequently, in addition to the academic development of our Alumni, we work to ensure their positive personal development as well. Below is a letter from one of our Alma Alumni students – Lisbet.
“I want to give a very special thanks to the Alma Foundation and to all the people who have been so good through this process. They have made it possible for me to get ahead and to become a better person day by day.
When I left my home in San Judas Chico, I felt alone and helpless with the fears of facing the world. Now, I feel confident about myself and I now have a desire to fulfill my dreams. At Alma, I have found not only a home but also a family and the opportunity to study. All of which are very important to me. Thank you very much for giving us support without asking for anything in return. May God bless you. I want to commit myself this year to strive to be the best I can and never disappoint you.” – Lisbet